The bounty hunter and Baby Yoda (Grogu) are returning, as Lucasfilm has officially announced the release date for The Mandalorian season three. Landing on Disney+ on March 1st, 2023, the third season will delve deep into the Mandalore culture, and their planet. As you might remember, The Mandalorian season two finale ended with Grogu finally getting rescued from the clutches of the Dark Troopers with the help of Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 and then leaving with him to finish his Force training at the Jedi Temple.
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During the stirring farewell, the Mandalorian removes his helmet allowing Grogu to see his face for the first time and pledges to meet both Luke and Grogu again. Their reunion didn’t take long to occur as the duo crossed paths again in The Book of Boba Fett spin-off series. The Mandalorian season three will pick things up directly following the events of Book of Boba Fett, with Din Djarin (Mandalorian), played by Pedro Pascal journeying back to his home planet of Mandalore to rebuild his good name as the Mandalorian.
Things have been really tough for Mando ever since he took off his helmet, revealing his face to others, as this is prohibited for people of his planet/culture. Also returning this season will be Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), who is fueled by her desire to reclaim the legendary Darksaber, which is currently in possession of Din. The Mandalorian lore dictates that whoever wields the Darksaber will be able to rule over all Mandalore.
Besides Katee and Pedro, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito and Emily Swallow all will be back for round three. A new addition to The Mandalorian cast for season three will be Back to the Future actor Christopher Lloyd. However, details surrounding his role are currently being kept tightly under wraps.
The Mandalorian was created by Jon Favreau, who has penned much of this season too. He will be acting as the executive producer for season three, alongside David Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson and Rick Famuyiwa. Recently enough, Favreau spilled some beans surrounding season three at the CCXP panel for the show in Brazil. While talking via a video link from the show’s set, he shared that the new season will expand the scope of things and show us the novel side of the Mandalorian culture.
Jon Favreau said, “I will say that the scope of it is getting bigger, we have really cool space battles, we have lots of Mandalorians, we have the planet of Mandalore which we’ve been talking about for a long time. We get to see the Mandalorian culture, and many of the wonderful actors you’ve seen in previous seasons return, and you’ll see them all work together on this show. It’s been a very ambitious season, a lot of our directors have returned, we have a very experienced team that have been working together for a long time and I think a lot of people are going to enjoy what we have in store.”